Time Out says
A family affair in industrial Collingwood
The industrial end of Collingwood – with its fashion wholesalers and office blocks – often feels a little isolated from the busy Smith Street strip. No doubt local office workers are grateful for the recent arrival of Eddy’s, a family-run cafe currently open weekdays for breakfast, lunch and coffee.
For owners Gavin Eddy and his two sons Patrick and James, Eddy’s is dream venture come true – Gavin’s come back to the kitchen after a 28-year break while Patrick and James have both worked in the hospitality industry. The morning rush will see Gavin and James prepping ingredients for lunch, while Patrick does his thing front of house by coffee machine.
Breakfast is a simple affair, usually a nice bircher muesli or eggs and toast. Lunch brings a similarly brief menu, with takeaway-friendly options such a Cuban toasted sandwich, a pulled pork roll with Asian greens, or a bourbon chicken sandwich with chipotle mayo and fennel slaw. The eponymous Eddy’s beef burger is a quiet achiever that is probably going to be a lunchtime crowd favourite.
Patrick designed the fit out, which is covered wall to wall with white tiles, giving this cozy spot a brightness often missing from the industrial end of Langridge St.
There are tentative plans to eventually open the cafe on weekends, but right now you’ll have to visit the Eddys at Eddy’s during the week.